June 1, 2013 7:30PM
SOUNDS FROM SCANDINAVIA
New and experimental music by Scandinavian
composers including Kaija Saariaho, Per Nørgård,
Malin Bång, Atli Ingólfsson and more.
$15 regular/$10 students
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Music Room
Historic Hamm Building
408 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
June 7, 8, and 9, all shows at 7:00pm (Friday-Sunday)
Midwest Nexus Program, Chicago, IL
$12 student & senior/$15 general/$25 patron
All seating general admission
Tickets online at http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/calendar/
or cash at the door
Presenting for the first time at the new Links Hall, Chicago-based Synapse Arts joins with Minnesota-based choreographer Penelope Freeh to present a collaborative evening of inter-disciplinary performance. Featuring live music, hand drawn projections, and genre-crossing movement, Rachel Damon of Synapse Arts premieres "Swath " and choreographer Penelope Freeh with composer Jocelyn Hagen present the Chicago premiere of "Slippery Fish".
Directed by Penelope Freeh
Composed by Jocelyn Hagen
A quartet for 2 dancers, a soprano, and a viola
Inspired by the instability of collaboration and other hard-to-define relationships, Silppery Fish harnesses sounds and images form the natural world. A dancer clings like moss while another becomes a heron-cypress hybrid. A voice creates a breather and wordless watery soundscape while a viola scrapes and plucks, upsetting the surface.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8PM
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Production Photos by André Costantini.
BEMF turns again to Marc-Antoine Charpentier with its fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production, originally performed in November, 2011. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this year’s double bill exploring the transcendental power of music. The tragic La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers tells the famous story of Orphée who decends into the underworld to rescue his beloved Euridice using his musical charms. La Couronne de Fleurs, based on a text by Molière, depicts a musical contest in tribute to Louis XIV as shepherds vie for a crown of flowers from the goddess Flora for the most beautiful and eloquent aria. These miniature masterpieces showcase one of the great composers of the French Baroque.
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer
BEMF VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Aaron Sheehan, Orphée
Mireille Asselin, Jesse Blumberg, Carrie Henneman Shaw,
Michael Kelly, Olivier Laquerre, Thea Lobo,
Jason McStoots, Megan Stapleton, Brenna Wells
Saturday, June 22 at 8:00pm
Flying Forms and Cantar alla Viola
Tami Morse, harpsichord; Marc Levine, baroque violin; Nadine Balbeisi, soprano and Fernando Marín, viola da gamba
The Baroque Room in Saint Paul, MN
Ticket information at thebaroqueroom.com